GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala
Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.
The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.
The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.
Government Security News has announced that its 2011 Homeland Security Awards Program will officially open for business and start accepting entries in the program’s 45 awards categories on Tuesday, April 26.
Among the many mysteries of why Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps Tuesday is why, after reaching 38,000 feet, the jet began a 10-minute descent but never issued a distress signal from the cockpit.
The key to figuring out the cause of the twin-engine Airbus A320's crash on its way from Barcelona to Dusseldorf will most likely be the black boxes, or cockpit voice and flight data recorders, according to many experts. As of Wednesday, the voice recorder had been found but had yet to be analyzed.
Following a successful launch of its Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards in 2014, Government Security News has announced the opening of its second annual version of the program, which opened for nominations on March 16.
The Awards website can be accessed at www.asbsecurityawards.com.
Las Vegas, March 17 – Ensuring public safety in one of the top tourist destinations in the world with a dispersed resident population, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) faces a unique set of challenges in protecting 42 million people each year.
Canton, MA, March 18 – LoJack Corporation, a provider of safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable assets and people, has appointed Alan L. Bazaar to its board of directors, effective immediately, under an agreement with shareholder Engine Capital LP.
San Mateo, CA, March 18 – Sonim Technologies, a manufacturer of smartphones for extreme environments, has created a communications and information platform for first responders and public safety agencies who face mission-critical situations every day. To date, nearly 100 Android application developers and accessories vendors have joined the newly formed Ultra-Rugged Developer Network.
After at least 84 killings are linked to Craigslist transactions, SafeTrade program launched to make online transactions safer
Altamonte Springs, FL, March 17 – With at least 84 killings linked to transactions on Craigslist, police and sheriff's departments around the U.S. have launched safety and security initiatives – encouraging people making in-person transactions that originated online to use police stations to complete the deals.
Now, the AIM Group, a consulting company for classified advertising businesses, has launched a "SafeTrade" initiative as a public service to promote the use of police facilities to meet and conduct safe transactions with strangers.
Palo Alto, CA, March 16 – Sysorex subsidiary AirPatrol Corporation, which develops mobile device detection and locationing systems, has announced it has signed TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU), Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, to resell AirPatrol products via the TELUS Internet of Things (IoT) Marketplace. The agreement, effective immediately, enables TELUS to offer AirPatrol’s mobile device security platform, ZoneDefense, and its location-based services system, ZoneAware, to business customers throughout Canada.